On The Farm: Great Falls Wins A Thriller

On The Farm: Great Falls Wins A Thriller
September 8, 2010, 1:48 pm
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Wednesday Sept. 8, 2010
Posted: 8:45 a.m.
By Kevin Czerwinski
CSNChicago.com

WHITE SOXGreat Falls (Rookie)
The Pioneer League is the only circuit still playing regular-season games but playoff-bound Great Falls sure looked as if it were in post-season mode Tuesday night with a 1-0 victory over Helena at Centene Park.

Mike Blankes RBI single in the bottom of the ninth was just the Voyagers fifth hit of the game. Ross Wilson had led off with a triple and Blanke, a 14th-round pick from the University of Tampa, followed immediately with the grounder to left. It was his 43rd RBI. He finished with a pair of hits and is batting .333 as the season draws to a close.

Jacob Wilson 6-2, despite allowing three hits in his one inning of work, earned the victory. Steve Upchurch started and went six innings, allowing only two hits and striking out four.

Kevin Czerwinski can be reached at ktczerwinski@gmail.com.